Matt Thomas

Matt-Thomas Matt Thomas is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting and anchoring full-time on NewsRadio 1080-KRLD since 2006. In addition to his on-air work, Matt also is Assistant News Director for KRLD and the Texas State Radio Network. He has been anchoring the KRLD Afternoon News since 2012.

Prior to joining KRLD the North Texas native worked as a reporter at NewsRadio 740-KTRH in Houston. It was there he covered several high-profile stories including the sixteen-week fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron bosses Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling. Matt also covered hurricane Rita from Beaumont and spent weeks reporting from New Orleans both before and after hurricane Katrina.

Matt is a reporter at heart, and still loves it when he has the opportunity to go to the scene of breaking news. He has been named, “Best Spot News Reporter” by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters several times. He has also been a part of several, “Best Newscast” awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.

In 2010, Matt won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for a special series on dangerous roads in North Texas. Matt is currently Radio President on the board of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. He has been on the board since 2011.

Matt was raised in Denton County, but moved to New York City to attend college after high school graduation. While there, he worked part-time as a desk assistant at ABC News Radio. His on-air career on-air started while he was in college doing both airborne and studio traffic reports for KRLD and several other stations in North Texas.

When he’s not reporting, anchoring or assigning stories, Matt enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Megan and with his friends and family. Matt lives in Plano and his hobbies include playing golf and going to events happening across the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Follow Matt on Twitter @MattThomasNews or you can send him an e-mail at MLThomas@CBS.com

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Blue Calypso

KRLD’s Matt Thomas talks with Andrew Levi, founder and CEO of Blue Calypso, a company that creates mobile engagement solutions to help brands connect with customers.

05/26/2015

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Valify

KRLD’s Matt Thomas speaks with Matt Clark, Chief Technical Officer of Valify, a company that provides purchased services analytics for hospitals.

05/19/2015

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Arlington Interchange Set To Be ‘Modernized’

There are a lot of ways to get around Globe Life Park and the entire Arlington entertainment district, but the main intersection in the area is frustratingly stuck in another time.

05/15/2015

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Captured Dimensions

KRLD’s Matt Thomas speaks with Jordan Williams from Captured Dimensions, a company that uses digital scanning technology to make lifelike 3D copies of virtually any object.

05/11/2015

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Mish Mash Machine

Matt Thomas speaks with Mario Latham, video game developer and CEO of Mish Mash Machine of Frisco, Texas.

05/05/2015

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Chemical Information Services

KRLD’s Matt Thomas speaks with Ernie Cote, CEO of Chemical Information Services.

04/21/2015

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4th & Inches Sports Performance

KRLD’s Matt Thomas interviews former NFL player turned businessman Noel Scarlett, Owner of 4th & Inches, about the latest advancements in sports training.

04/14/2015

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A Master Planned Community In Arlington

Matt Thomas speaks with Howard Porteus, Project Manager for Viridian, a master planned community in Arlington.

04/07/2015

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Defending Intellectual Property

KRLD’s Matt Thomas interviews Munck Wilson Mandala Intellectual Property Lawyer Jamil Alibhai about winning a multi-million dollar lawsuit for Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions.

03/31/2015

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Richardson Facing Growing Transportation Issues

With State Farm and other large companies moving to Richardson, thousands of workers are joining commuters on the roads.

03/20/2015

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Highway 75 Construction Brings Growing Pains

The growth of the McKinney area has been fast, but many who have moved here say the construction on State Highway 75 has been anything but.

11/13/2014

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Construction Projects To Improve Mobility In Carrollton

If you look out on I-35 in Carrollton, you will see a lot of construction equipment.

08/22/2014

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